Professor Mike Wingfield and FABI alumnus Dr Carlos Rodas have co-authored a new book entitled “Important insect pests and diseases of Pinus and Eucalyptus in Colombia”. This lavishly-illustrated book is the result of a 26-year-long professional research collaboration and friendship between the authors and an equally long research partnership between Colombian forestry company Smurfit Kappa and FABI. It provides a historical record of the health problems that Colombian Eucalyptus and Pinus tree plantations have experienced. But many of these forestry pests and pathogens are also present in South Africa and elsewhere globally pointing to their global spread but also to the importance of international collaboration to find solutions to these problems.

The book is available for free download from the FABI website.